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Jul 31, 2020, 11:35 AM
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Batterie issue

Hello everyone, I bought my godson the 1/18 Torment 4WD Short Course Truck RTR. The batteries last for 10 min and need a 9hr charge. That is no fun. He loves the car but 10min? I was looking into more powerful batteries. Horizon hobby said that the speedpack 1200 is the strongest you can get for the car and it would only give you a couple of minutes more run time. Currently, it runs on a 6-cell 900mAh NiMH battery. Unfortunately, the batteries are small and lined up vertically not horizontal like the speed pack 5000 one.
My question is, is there a stronger battery out there where he can at least drive for 30 min?
Horizon hobby also mentioned that it might be possible to transform the car for a Lipo batterie. Is it doable? Is it worth it? Who can do it?

Thanks for your feedback.
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Jul 31, 2020, 12:59 PM
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Consider multiple batteries and a better charger.

Keep in mind that longer run times will increase heat, possibly damaging components. At the very least, I'd gear down a little.
Jul 31, 2020, 01:22 PM
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Thank you. I don't mind changing batteries but how do you handle the body clips. I can't get them on. Any special techniques? I already bought a needle nose plyer but it don't help much. I am struggeling.
Jul 31, 2020, 02:02 PM
No school like the old school
Something like this:

I usually just bend the clip up enough to grab it with a fingernail.

Or maybe buy some bigger clips.
Aug 01, 2020, 08:07 AM
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Thanks for your information, this helps me alot, hope i will get more information from you.

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